SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY How to write an effective hardship letter
Like many Americans, you may have fallen on tough times and have either started to fall behind on mortgage payments or you are bound to shortly. You've heard that the government has programs that may ... Posted on 3/1/13 at 11:40 AM
REAL MONEY Struggling with your Mortgage Payment Due to Unemployment?
Through MHA's Home Affordable Unemployment Program (UP), depending on your situation, your mortgage payments may be reduced to 31 percent of your income or suspended altogether for 12 months or more.
... Posted on 3/8/12 at 10:29 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Trickling Economics
Well,gosh Beave.Since everyone else is talking about economics these days, it's time for me to throw my (gorgeous, handknitted) hat in the ring. While I do realize that I'm not a lettered expert in th... Posted on 2/16/12 at 1:28 PM
IN THE BLACK Mind your Mortgage
Mind Your Mortgage by Robert Bernabe is a great resource for both people searching for their first mortgage and people who already have a mortgage. Like he says in the book, most things we purchase th... Posted on 2/4/11 at 7:26 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Second effort to provide mortgage mediation
Gene Sparrow simply cannot find a person at his mortgage-holder's company to discuss problems he has with his monthly payments.
If the Minnesota attorney general's office had not beco... Posted on 1/6/10 at 8:23 PM
Even with interest rates at historic lows and billions of new government dollars flowing into the financial system, getting a mortgage today often isn’t as smooth as it used to be. The difference between wishing for and actually getting a great deal on a mortgage can be a few dozen points on a credit score, or a few thousand dollars on an appraisal.
Mortgage rates tumbled to historic lows today after the Federal Reserve’s sudden decision to print $1.2 trillion and pump it into the economy, a move that also triggered warning signs of inflation — a weaker dollar and the highest oil prices of the year.
Jeannine Aversa and Alan Zibel
, March 19, 2009
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